Taught course

Environmental Health Studies

University of Strathclyde · University of Strathclyde

Entry requirements

Normally a First or Upper Second-class Honours BSc degree from a UK University or equivalent Overseas qualification, in a relevant life science or engineering discipline. Although normally at least 2:1 is required, lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (e.g. relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation,very strong application statement linking with career goals).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Environmental Health has been designed to allow graduates from a range of life science disciplines to develop and extend specialist knowledge in risk-based assessment and management of environmental influences on human health.

Environmental Health is the assessment and management of environmental influences on human health. This includes the study of:

  • Environmental protection (including control of air, water & land pollution)
  • Food safety & hygiene (including production, distribution & fitness for human consumption)
  • Occupational health & safety (including investigation & control of work-related accidents & ill health)
  • The built environment (including homes, workplaces & public spaces).

The above examples highlight the important and highly worthwhile nature of environmental health work. Many environmental health students are motivated by a desire to directly improve living and working conditions to the benefit of a wide range of people. Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in Scotland are involved in all of the above areas of environmental health together with continually emerging issues in public health.

The MSc in Environmental Health is the only programme of its kind in Scotland and is accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)

Information for international students

For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English are an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5).

Fees and funding

UK students
3,900; 9,000
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Iain Beverland
+44 (0)141 548 3202